Paris City Council and Lamar County Commissioners Support Proposed Kimberly-Clark Five-Year Investment Plan at Huggies Plant in Paris, Texas
Paris, TX – On September 25, 2017 the Paris City Council and on October 17, 2017 the Lamar County Commissioners approved a property tax abatement in support of a proposed series of manufacturing projects at Kimberly-Clark’s Paris Plant. The Lamar County and the City of Paris’s offer of a 10-year property tax abatement is expected to help Paris Plant secure Kimberly-Clark corporate approval of a capital plan to invest approximately $121 million over 5 years in its local operation.
Founded in 1983, Kimberly-Clark’s Paris Plant produces and distributes diapers and training pants under the Huggies®, Pull-Ups®, GoodNites® and Little Swimmers® brands. The Plant’s workforce of over six hundred K-C employees and over 200 contract workers runs a 24-hour/7-days-a-week operation and is vying for investment that will add diaper/pant capacity and improve capability and efficiency.
“Lamar County and the City of Paris are proud to support a long-time employer like Kimberly-Clark to help attract manufacturing investment and retention of high wage jobs. We understand that manufacturing investment is a competitive process for global companies operating in multiple states and countries,” said, Michael Paris, Executive Director for the Paris EDC.
James Alspaugh, K-C Paris Plant manager, added, “Our employees and company greatly appreciate the 34-year partnership with Lamar County, the City of Paris, and the community. The motivated workforce and community backing have helped ensure more Huggies than ever are “Made in Paris-Lamar County” and the Commissioners’ and City’s offer of support will strengthen our case for strategic Kimberly-Clark investments in our Plant and people.”